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secretary john bryson >> bill: a lot of talk about gun control. will we see any action this time? good morning everybody. what do you say? good to see you today. it is tuesday december 18. this is the "full court press." we're coming to you live from washington, d.c. hope you're off to a good start wherever you happen to be in this great land of ours. obviously i'm not. and it is great to see you. invite you to join the conversation any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. or sending us a little tweet message on twitter at bpshow. we're following you at bpshow. and on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow here in our nation's capital. there is word that after president obama and speaker boehner met yesterday at the white house in the oval office for some 45 minutes there is word that they're getting closer to a deal. i was out for dinner last night when i got a quick text from the white house saying president obama had agreed to up the limit on the tax cut from $250,000 to $400,000 meaning that under that pla
explaining his horrific actions. but lieutenant paul vance said clues to the possible motive have been recovered in multiple searches. >> did produce some very-- a very good evidence in this investigation, that our investigators will be able to use and hopefully painting the complete picture as to how and more importantly why this occurred. >> reporter: now, we have to say it's not clear why at this hour lanza targeted that elementary school. there were early reports yesterday indicating the mother naiive a teacher there, perhaps an aide at sandy hook. police have found no evidence she had any obvious connection to the school. and one more thing, jim. police now are checking on a different report that maybe adam lanza was involved in an argument with staffers at the school the day before the shooting, but i have to emphasize they have not yet confirmed that. jim. >> axelrod: bob orr in washington, thank you. senior correspondent john miller has been talking to his law enforcement source. he joins me now for more. john, are you hearing anything about this altercation? >> reporter: yeah,
to announce the actions it plans to take in the wake of the elementary school tragedy. the national rifle association breaking that silence for the first time yesterday saying it was prepared to make meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again. the gun rights organization and gun rights advocates in congress both under public pressure to join the call for action. >> just wonder -- this long after a mass killing like that, little 6 and 7-year-olds, there is not a single republican in america, in elected office, not going to step up and say something? >> i think that says something in itself. >> i think it is time to talk, guys. one way or the other, where do you stand on this issue? >> joining me this morning is connecticut congressman joe courtney. good to have you here. the president is speaking in 45 minutes from now to announce this new interagency task force on gun control. he's not expected to announce any new specific gun regulation policy proposals, however, does this suggest to you that some serious policy is coming and coming soon? >> it does. the difference in
and these children are our children. and we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in our days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because, while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one all of us can extend the hand to those in need to remind name we are there for them that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of scripture heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds >> o'donnell: there you have the president of the united states speaking as the comman
with executive action. take a listen. >> well, i think that there are a number of things, and those are things that we're going to be talking about over the course of the next few weeks. not an extended period of time. the president, i guess, will be talking about this, but have specific proposals for congress to consider. we'll also look at what executive action the president might take. megyn: joining me now, chris stirewalt, our fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com live. so what kind of executive action is he talking about, chris? when he had the assault weapons ban in place from '94 to 2004, it was a big political deal, and a lot of folks who voted for it wound up getting kicked out of office because, you know, gun rights are something people feel very passionately about in the country. if it could have been done by executive action, in other words, that's probably how other presidents would have been done it too. >> well, certainly, the president in a second term might feel differently about this than he did in the first term. he has some latitude when
to take action this time around. >> cenk, the president himself is not delineated what he's going to do, nor do we expect him just today to wake up and say this is what our plan is, the white house jay carney was a little circumspect but understanding that there will be some action. the president last night though took to well it was the airwaves, but also to a gathering, an ecumenical gathering of service remembrance in newtown connecticut. here is the president speaking first about his reflection of what happened there. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep our children all of them, safe from harm? i've been reflecting on this the last few days. if we're honest with ourselves the answer is no. we're not doing enough. we will have to change. since i have been president this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. we can't tolerate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them they must change. >> yeah, he's tolerated them for quite awhile, though. that guy has a lot of pretty words, and i
're hearing president obama call for meaningful action. it's unclear what exactly that would mean. white house correspondent brianna keilar is at the white house for us. lay out there for me, you have pointed out that the president himself has not done much on the issue of gun control. so what are the expectations of what meaningful action could specifically mean? >> reporter: well, gun control advocates, soledad, think that it should mean further gun legislation. they want to see action taken. the thing, though, is it's unclear exactly what president obama means by what he said yesterday in the briefing room, and he reiterated today in his weekly address. he wants to see meaningful action. if you go by his past, in 2008 while he was campaigning, he said he wanted to see a renewal of the semiautomatic weapon ban. the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. and there were a lot of tries in congress to renew that to no avail. he promised that. obviously something he didn't deliver on during his first term. the brady campaign a couple of years ago giving him an "f" when it comes to gun control.
schooling her children until antioch takes action. as much as her children miss their school, they worry about seeing her again. >> i feel scared. if they tape me again. >> reporter: in antioch. christin ayers, cbs5. >>> some crooks rammed a stolen car into a conquered game stop. they drove through the window and got away with thousands of dollars worth of electronics. the only thing they didn't take? the car. stolen. didn't need it. when the last time you checked your grocery receipt, you notice anything different? getting overcharged the more common than you might think. >> in a story you will only see right here. july-watts discovered safeway makes more mistakes than other california grocery stores. >> there is a policy if you charge lorer than the advertised price, you get the items free under $5. >> reporter: that is what customers are supposed to get when they are overcharged at safeway. the results of a 2008 lawsuit after a statewide investigation found the same thing back then we are still finding today. widespread overcharges. we went shops at five safeway stores an were overcha
years early from high school. >> takes some action to resolve some inner problem he had, some dark part of his soul. >> we did talk to a former fbi profiler who said he is sure lanza showed warning signs. he said he likely told someone about his pent of frustration. he said killing a room of children didn't come out of the blue. . >>> the older brother of the suspected gunman is out of the police custody. he left a police station last flight. he was taken into custody hours after the shooting. police don't believe ryan lanza had anything to do with the shooting and said he has been cooperative. >> we are waiting to learn the names of those killed. all of the victims have been identified and families have been told but most of the names have not been released. we do know the identity of three of the victims. they include the shooter's mother nancy lanza, the school counselor and the principal. the principal was -- has been warmly remembered by parents who say she inspired students and took security there at the school very seriously. >>> in the wake of the shooting thousands of america
in the home. investigators continue to comb through both crime scenes. the president issued a call to action. >> no single law. no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society. but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: in just hours, people will be waking up and continuing to remember the victims. the funeral will be starting. in newtown, connecticut, i'm tori dunhan. >> hundreds of bullets were found at the connecticut school. that suggest that's the gunman was planning a more gruesome massacre but was stopped short. lanza had a sig sauer 9mm as well as a bushmaster assault rifle. and this is a photo of lanza's mother, nancy lanza. authorities say he shot his mother in the head four times and drove to an elementary school with enough am in addition to kill every student there. gun control is once again in the spotlight on the sunday morning talk show meet the press, it was said on the next day of congress' session, new legislation will be introduced to get weapons of war off the street. >> it will ban the sale, the tra
that she actually saved a great many lives and taken the action that is she did. she is truly a hero today. >>> our coverage of the connecticut school shooting continues. pope benedict xvi expressed his condolences today to those who lost loved ones. >> to those affected by this tragedy, each of you i send abundant blessings. >> the pontiff said he is praying for the families of the victims, especially those who lost children. the pontiff asked worshipers to turn to faith. >>> a second round of voting takes place next weekend. the election has been marred by violence including an attack on the opposition headquarters. opposition leaders said police stood by during that attack. >>> kim jung un attended a memorial for his father. his son has spoken of economic reform but the united nations has found no improvements in his human rights record and last week jung launched a rocket in the show of the young leader's power. >>> and there was a memorial for a london nurse. photographers they mobbed the transfer of her coffin. the nurse committed suicide after she put through a prank call into kate
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, that you spoke to a man whose children used to go to sandy hook elementary and he's trying to take action to mobilize his neighbors. what did he tell you he's doing. >> his kids went to sandy hook years ago. he feels like a lot of people feel in this town. how do you make sense of this? he says some people grieve, what he wants to do is take action. so he's in the process of mobilizing people. he held a meeting today with people try og figure out what to do. as far as emailing their representatives and sending phone calls, trying to get some sort of action all the way up to capitol hill. the hope is to sort of try to find some sort of semblance of a remedy to what's happened here on friday. >> all right, alison kosik, thank you very much. >> allison reporting for us, as she gets more information she'll be back with us. we learned some new information on the timeline. a connecticut newspaper releasing a chilling and extrely detailed timeline of what happened just before the ten minutes of horror on friday. information about the heroes, we haven't heard until now. oh, hey mike. what are you
into action when shots were fired. >> she locked the door and put our -- taped a piece of white tape over the window of the door, and then she told to us go in the corner. 19 people in our class. and she saved all of us. >> third grader tori came home safely to her mother, thanks to her teach rer's rapid response. we'll have more on the heroes. >> president obama will attend a memorial service tomorrow night in newtown in his saturday radio address, the president called for action. >> we have to come together and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. >> vigils honoring those killed are being held around the nation, including right here in the bay area. cornell bernard is live at grace cathedral. >> the choirs have been performing holiday concerts here for decades, but tonight the concerts have become a solemn dedication to the connecticut shooting victims. ♪. reporter: the special arrangement of silent night had a new meaning, dedicated to the victims of the shooting and so was the entire holiday concert at the cathedral. >> th
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obama is facing strong criticism over his actions as president on gun control in the wake of the deadly connecticut elementary school shooting many people are wondering if tragedies like these can be prevented. we go now to story. return to index of stories... just hours after the breon ra--reporter brianna... >>reporter: connecticut shooting, a promise from president obama to tackle gun violence: >> we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >>reporter: but what exactly does he mean by "meaningful action?" critics of the president's record on the issue are pressing for specific proposals. new york mayor michael bloomberg said "calling for 'meaningful action' is not enough. we need immediate action. we have heard all the rhetoric before. what we have not seen is leadership - not from the white house and not from congress." gun violence has not been a priority for the obama administration. as he ran for president in 2008, obama supported reinstating a ban on assault weapons. >> don't tell me we can't u
. >> she talks about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school and did everything we needed to and then we heard this racket at a classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went to their cubbies? >> uh-huh. >> did you hear any more bad noises? >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm? >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher? >> yes. >> did your teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she just kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. ill scary. let's be honest, right? not just me. you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had our close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> and when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down to the fire station. >> what happened
. >> southwest settles a class action lawsuit. find out what it will >> eric: good monday morning, 5:14, a live look from rooftop camera. you see the bay and bay bridge in the background. there is light rain scattered around the bay area. we will show some of that to you and mike will show you the forecast with live doppler 7-hd. >> discussion about a controversial soccer field project, it continues when city council meets this evening. the proposed property is opposed by environmental groups and some residents. concerns include the impact on wildlife and airport safety issues. supporters say the city needs more athletic fields. the project is supported by a 5-1 vote from the planning commission. >> southwest airlines has settled a lawsuit worth an estimated $29 million for drink vouch there's didn't have an expiration date. the class action suit covers 6 million unredeemed drink tickets. it's when southwest changed their policy because people were abusing the system by using photocopies of the vouchers. >>> with america accelerating to the so-called fiscal cliff. budget negotiations are pickin
actions and that's time -- facts and circumstances, and that's time consuming. we'll then work with the removal of deceased and initiate that process and we certainly have a great deal of work that needs to be done in this investigation. >> pelley: paul vance with the connecticut state police. i asked officer vance whether any family lost more than one child and he said that they were not certain of that at this point, they just didn't know. president obama at the white house today was visibly shaken when he came out to address the nation and we will have more of the president's remarks when this special coverage of the "cbs evening news" returns from newtown, connecticut. ,,,,,,,,,,, >> pelley: when president obama addressed the nation about the shooting he seemed visibly upset at the white house today. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandpa
now. the president promised action. the white house announcing vice president joe biden will head an administrationwide effort to come up with legislation in the wake of the newt down massacre. what form that takes is not clear. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". >> hi, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. the president said he would to everything in his power to bring about change after a gunman massacred 26 people including 20 young first-graders at a connecticut elementary school. we're told he will announce the effort today. it will happen a couple hours from now. bill: steve centanni from the white house. what do we expect there, steve? >> reporter: well, bill, we expect the president and vice president joe biden come into the briefing room in a couple hours and begin process gathering information from inside their administration to formulate new policy, any kind of policy. any idea that could prevent this kind of mass violence, these kind of school shootings to happen in the future. this cops as newt town, connecticut, deals with the mass shooting. the yesterday
, for example, has six child psychiatrists for its half million population. today, a call for action. a summit on childhood mental health by the american academy of adolescent and child psychiatry. >> yeah, there's a lot we do know. we just don't comprehensively apply what we do know. >> reporter: that's because of hon money? >> yes, i believe so. >> reporter: john donovan, abc news, washington. >> money again the issue. so as we go through the next couple of days, all this talk about taxes and budget cuts, you would hope they say let's not cut from whatever pot of money goes towards mental health services. we'll see how it plays out in d.c. >> that's going to bring us so our facebook question of the day. we've been asking your advice as they discuss the gun control laws. >> jennifer says, it's not about gun control. it's about getting a country to embrace valuable character traits and practice them. >> paul is straightforward in saying, deterrence is the answer. >> and calling it a complex issue, lisa says congress needs to be the public servants they purport to be by banning assault weapons
action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do whatever parent will do, hug our children a little tighter and we will tell them that we love them and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. and our days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories but also in ours. may god bless the memories of the victims and in the words of scripture, heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >> we have been listening to a clearly emotional president obama speaking publicly about the mass shooting and the president speaking his condolences. he offered the governor of conn
investigation begins. last night, president obama spoke to the community in pain vowing to take action using the power of his office to make sure that another massacre like this happens again. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> after they are laid arrest res today the rest of the children will be buried later this week. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurse is talking for the first time about the moment when she said she knew something terrible was happening. in an exclusive interview she said she heard loud upcoming noises and hid under her compute desk. >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away, his boots were facing my desk and then he turned around walked out. i heard the door close. >> she and the school secretary called 911 and stay lid en for almost four hours. they were petrified and didn't know how many shooters there were. >> there is are in details about the gunman. a spokesman says lanza took classes there when she was just 16 even earning some a's but eventually dropping out. faculty member he
no cause for disciplinary action. >>> a news crew from nbc is safe tonight after spending five days in captivity in syria. the network says reporter richard engel, his cameraman and producer were freed when a rebel group killed two of their kidnappers at a checkpoint. the network said the team was bound and blindfolded but not harmed. there was no claim of responsibility or ransom demands. >>> the fiscal cliff is now just two weeks away. john boehner rolled out plan b. he'll take his plan directly to the house floor with a bill to extend the low bush era tax rates for all americans making less than $1 million a year. democrats are calling the plan a farce. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the president is calling for $1.3 trillion in revenue and only willing to put $850 billion worth of cuts over ten years. >> every time we get down to doing something for the long-term financial security of this country, they take that football, and it's a charley brown episode. they jerk the ball away. this is what they're doing again. >> the latest cbs news poll shows only half of american
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night, president obama spoke to the community in pain vowing to take action using the power of his office to make sure that another massacre like this happens again. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. >> after they are laid arrest res today the rest of the children will be buried later this week. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurse is talking for the first time about the moment when she said she knew something terrible was happening. in an exclusive interview she said she heard loud upcoming noises and hid under her compute desk. >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away, his boots were facing my desk and then he turned around walked out. i heard the door close. >> she and the school secretary called 911 and stay lid en for almost four hours. they were petrified and didn't know how many shooters there were. >> there is are in details about the gunman. a spokesman says lanza took classes there when she was just 16 even earning some a's but eventually dropping out. faculty member he suffered a condit
together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> it is an obvious and perfectly appropriate emotional response to say something's got to be done. >> reporter: uc berkeley criminal law professor believes the american people will also have a change in public sentiment. a call for gun control. but he does not believe it will last long enough to change actual law. >> the only time when most citizens worry about things like assault weapons is in the middle of a mass shooting episode. >> reporter: he says when a mass shooting occurs, gun control is called for. but after the hype dies down, the opponents gain traction because they care vehemently and fight long-term. >> the intensity of the opponents' control will outweigh the mild support that the rest of the population might feel. >> reporter: in 1999, during the columbine shooting, 39 people were killed or injured. the next year, a public policy institute of california polls showed 62% of californians wanted stricter gun control. just before the oikos shooting in oakland of april of
: school leaders sprang into action launching a thorough review of security at all baltimore schools. in light of what happened in newtown, school superintendent says those changes will make schools safer. >> we have changed our focus to make sure that it's all being proactive. it's great to have protocols in place to react, but you have to do something on the front end. >> reporter: increased police presence. police provided extra patrols around the schools monday because school leaders know what happened in newtown. >> it could happen anywhere. >> reporter: she says all of her schools held faculty meetings to review emergency plans in each building and to discuss the safety measures in place for monitoring visitors. >> we train monthly to rehearse the security plans and that should this unlikely event, this unnatural type of disaster that staff could respond the way they did in connecticut. >> reporter: most brought in counselors to help students still struggling to cope with what happened in connecticut. >> only some schools in baltimore and howard counties have security buzzers a
. president obama has vowed to take action against gun violence in the united states following the shooting rampage that left 27 people dead, including 20 young children, in newtown, connecticut. all of the children are aged 6 and 7. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, shot his mother dead at their home before driving to the sandy hook elementary school and forcing his way inside. armed with high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, lanza shot up to first grade classrooms before taking his own life as police arrived at the scene. lanza still had hundreds of additional rounds of ammo and another weapon in his car, suggesting he would carry out more shootings had the police not closed again. 12 of the victims were girls, eight were boys. all six of the adult victims were women. the school victims all appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot wounds. connecticut's chief medical examiner, dr. wayne carver, called the crime scene the worst he had ever witnessed. >> i have been at this for a third of a century, and my sensibilities may not be the average man, but thi
this action out of respect for the victims and their families. dick's has stopped sales of modern sporting rifles during this time of mourning. they have not said how long this action will last. legal and business experts say this move could represent a shift in the national dialogue about guns. >> the public is continuing to speak out, in addition to corporate decisions, it can have a major impact on the policy discussions. >> at the very least i think it shows some sensitivity to public opinion and some willingness to bend to what consumer are interested in. >> here in the bay area, dick's sporting goods is building a store. >>> three oakland city leaders are leaving their seats. they take with them decades of experience. paul cam birds in oakland. >> reporter: only on 2 will you hear from mayor gene quan about this evening. happening right now, the council has started their meeting. this is the three of the longest serving council members casting what may be their final votes ever for the city of oakland. combined they have more than 50 years of experience. thigh have served the city of
's clear he is heading in that direction. but before congress takes any action, it should study the situations in eastern europe and russia where most guns are banned. hasn't cut down on gun violence, however. as those countries have a higher murder rate than the usa. also the gun murder rate here in america has almost been cut in half in the past 20 years. talking points wants a sane country with smart public safety measures. do we need semiautomatic rifles to be easily available? that's a worthy debate. and there are strong points on each side. clearly we the people, have to take a tough look at our violent society and find some effective solutions without violating constitutional rights. a very difficult situation, but we have to try. that's a memo. now for the top story, reaction. joinings from phoenix, alan gottlieb, founder of the second amendment foundation, national rifle association, would not provide, would not provide a spokesperson this evening. so do you have any give at all? is there any area that you would compromise as far as new laws making it more difficult to
own. we have to come together, and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening regardless of politics. >> in that aurora theater last july a gunman wielding a semi-automatic rifle with a 100-barrel magazine, a shotgun and pistol went on a rampage killing 12 and wounding 58. shortly afterwards colorado's governor said stricter gun laws would not have helped. >> if there were no assault weapons available, if there were no this or that, this guy is going to find something and know how to create a bomb. >> he seemed different in an interview last wednesday, two full days before the events here in connecticut. when you look at what happened in aurora, the governor said, a great deal of that damage was from the large magazine on the ar-15 rifle. i think we need to have that discussion and say, where is this appropriate? joining any now is the governor of colorado, john hickenlooper. thank you for joining us today. i think that things are so fresh here in connecticut, but you have been dealing for several months with the aftermath of
about the heroic actions of her teacher. >> what do you remember? what happened? >> we got to school. we did everything we needed to and then we heard all this racket at our classroom. we were all scared. then we heard them say go in your cubbies. >> everybody went in their cubbies. >> did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >> while that was going on your teacher was reading you books and keeping you calm. >> yeah. >> you have a good teacher don't you? >> uh-huh. >> you love your teacher. >> uh-huh. >> did you teacher seem nervous? >> no. >> she kept her calm and told you a story. >> uh-huh. >> do you remember which one? >> she read us the nut cracker and another book that was about christmas. >> i love the nut cracker. do you love it? >> yes. >> i am afraid of the mouse king. little scary let's be honest, right? it's not just me. so you are in there, how do you leave the classroom? >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes. >> you had to close your eyes? >> yes. >> when you opened them where were you? >> we were walking down to the fire station. >> what happened there today ha
the country's gun laws. lakt night the president said the tragedy marked a moment for action. lawmakers in richmond are talking about two drastically different plans. >> the budget as he appeared before the lawmakers today, but the tragic killings in connecticut still weighted heavily. >> we sat in front of the tv sobbing. >> governor mcdonald tells news4 it's simply too soon to determine whether nits legislative change is called for, but he did order all virginia school districts to review their safety policies now to determine whether there are any weaknesses or whether they need any resources. i'm going to do everything i can. >> reporter: some lawmakers are ready to look ahead to possible legislation. democrats urged oy about some virginia tech survivors have pushed bills. it allowed private gun sales to take place without background check says. senator howl says she plans to try against. >> when would be the right time, if it isn't now? i think while people are focused on it, we have to do everything we did. >> reporter: other lawmakers suggest momentum should shift the other way.
actions were not a surprise at all. it's the fact that she would step up and try to protect the children barack obama herself is what anne marie would do. >> i know everyone is still in shock. tell me what kind of i am fact this has had on you and this community. >> like i said we are in shock. you want believe you would lose these precious lives. ann marie these children pro haven't ex peer -- who haven't experienced life yet. we need to find a way to stop the center lines. it has toned. >> to the guriloo's their precious friend was taken far too soon but anne marie's actions, her sacrifice will always be remembered. >> she is a hero. that gives us something to hold on to. i think that is what i am holding on to right now is that she is a hero. >> she will always be remembered that way. >> right. >> it will provide the family with a lot of comfort knowing what a hero she is. it's going to take a long time to heal these wounds. >> it will take the country a long time to heal from these wounds. this is far beyond new thoun. >> it is, he is right about that craig, ab why you will. a lot of
this evening. where and what you can expect. plus southwest settles a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit. are you on the receiving end? that's tonight on abc news at 11:00. and stepping out. the duchess of cambridge's first public appearance since >>> the duchess of came brag made her -- cambridge made her first appearance since her hospitalization. the former kate middleton was a presenter at a sports show in london. the duchess seemed composed and comfortable. she and prince william are expecting their first child. the duchess was hospitalized for acute morning sickness. >>> deputies are investigating a fatal collision between a pedestrian and train near hayward. it happened near west blossom way and times avenue around 7:00. th is just outside the hayward city limits. the tracks were shutdown while authorities investigated. the authorities have not released the identity of the victim. >>> two people managed to walk away from a car fire today. alan wang shot this video. he was there before the fire department arrived on scene. the accident happened just before 4:00 this afternoon. the
to take action. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. the president said the nation is failing to keep its children safe, and he promised to use the power of his office to prevent future tragedies, saying we can't accept events like these as routine. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: the president never mentioned any specific steps he is willing to take, but his speech in newtown, connecticut, signaling he may be willing to tackle the issue of gun control. >> no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society, but that can't be an excuse for an action. >> reporter: some congressional democrats say friday's event made the time right to review the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >> when the public is left upset, when developments happen one after another, the public will not accept as a new normal one of these incidents every month, these mass shootings. >> reporter: but passing gun control legislation will li
together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics. >> pelley: we have a team of cbs news correspondents and producers on this still-developing story. first, jim axelrod here in newtown on how it all began. >> reporter: the school day had just started when the first calls came into police. >> reporter: eight-year-old bear nikitchyuk had turned in his third grade classroom's attendance list seconds before. >> i saw some of the bullets going past the hall that i was right next to and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: the children describe the sound as pans falling. one heard a scream over the intercom. teachers locked the classroom and crowded their students into corners away from doors and windows. >> i was, like, afraid when we had to go to our cubbies. and we had -- and every door in the building except for the ones in the hallway had to close so -- and we had to lock our doors so the animal couldn't get in. >> reporter: some children hid in closets. police say the shooting rampage was restrictestricted two-to
by arguing that no single action can solve the problem that will save our children. you know me. i am a conservative republican who received the nra's highest ratings over four terms in congress. i saw this debate over guns as a powerful symbolic struggle between individual rights and government control. and you know what? in the years after waco and ruby ridge, the symbolism of that debate seemed even more powerful to me. but the symbols of that ideological struggle, they've been shattered by the harvest's own from violent, mind-numbing video games and gruesome hollywood movies that dangerously desensitize those who struggle with mental health challenges. and then add in military-styled weapons and high-capacity magazines to that equation, and tragedy can never be too far behind. you know, there's no easy ideological way forward. if it were only that simple as to blame hollywood or the nra or insufficient funding for mental health, then our task would be completed in no time. but i come to you this morning with a heavy heart and no easy answers. still, i've spent the past few days gr
that to have that go on any long er was wron. >> malloy says he fully supports action at the federal level to tighten the nation's gun control laws. and every mass shooting leaves us asking the exact same question. why? what drives someone to such violence, does the brain hold clues for us? later this hour, chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is going to look at that for us. and it's another sign the tide coulding turning and the debate over gun control in america. coming up, the wall street firm taking a stand, putting politics ahead of profits. ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male annou
here but i think a lot of people were surprised at how strong that call for action and change was. >> he said -- he vowed to use whatever power this office holds to stop these types of massacres. >> keep in mind, he did not talk about the gun control issue at all on the campaign trail or after tucson or after aurora. he did yesterday. >> jeff glor thank you. >>> officials released the names of the victims over the weekend, and now family members and friends are telling their stories. jim axelrod is here in newtown with a closer look at some of those victims. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the grief comes in overwhelming ways here in newtown, norah. putting names and faces to numbers of victims produces an almost crippling sadness. >> one, two, three, ready, and go. ♪ come now almighty king ♪ >> reporter: simply put, 6-year-old ana marquez-greene had the voice of an angel. she didn't miss a beat as she sang alongside her brother in this home video. in a statement on facebook her father jazz musician jimmy greene wrote as much as she's needed he
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